Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Mercy Corps is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Crisis Analysis Team Lead.

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of crisis, disaster, poverty and climate change to create a world where everyone can prosper.


  • Manage the growth and strategy of Nigeria Crisis Analysis Team in close collaboration with country director, building systems and processes to sustain impactful and consistent analysis
  • Cultivate targeted audiences, both internally and externally, for high quality contextual analysis
  • Develop and grow a network of field contacts to serve as sources in shaping and developing a rich understanding of the political, social and economic environment in areas of focus
  • Maintain a constant scan of traditional and social media in order to inform analysis of the humanitarian situation
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of Mercy Corps’ programming and the humanitarian situation in general in areas of focus and for populations of particular interest
  • Consolidate and digest diverse data to produce regular broad-based context reports, flash reports in response to fast moving events and occasional thematic or situation reports (illuminating specific issues or locations in greater depth) as directed by the country director (Nigeria) and the senior director for humanitarian analysis (global)
  • Oversee use of technology platforms to interpret and map humanitarian and conflict data
  • Translate analysis and insights into programme materials as directed and appropriate
  • Liaise as appropriate with country, regional and global Mercy Corps staff engaged in advocacy and influence work
  • Ensure communication of analysis and insights to internal and external stakeholders is appropriate and regular
  • Liaise with programmes and operations staff as needed and directed to develop a solid understanding of programme approaches, content and implementation modalities
  • As directed by country director, participate in senior management team discussions to provide analytic insights and risk assessments where necessary
  • As directed by the country director, provide analytic insights and risk assessments as part of crisis management related to northeast Nigeria
  • Develop further technology-based insights to leverage the use of data in analysis
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of Mercy Corps’ culture and values as well as humanitarian principles and international humanitarian law
  • As directed by the country director, advise on access issues pertinent to security situations and any resulting humanitarian needs
  • Ensure effective communication within analysis team and ensure the accuracy, brevity and clarity of analysis updates, briefings and incident reports to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Stay abreast of Mercy Corps programme assessments and new business activities
  • Support teams and special projects with analysis and insight where appropriate
  • Represent the Nigeria Crisis Analysis Team in Mercy Corps Nigeria committees or ad hoc task force activities


  • Masters degree in Social Sciences or Investigative Journalism; or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and the humanitarian system at national and international levels
  • Three years of field-based experience in complex and insecure settings and preferably a conflict environment
  • Experience in liaising with civilian authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Ability to build and maintain networks of information sources across different sectors, groups and locations
  • Experience with information collation and analysis, mapping and use of infographics to frame analysis
  • Proven excellent writing skills, displaying an ability to convey complex information concisely
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other database/mapping systems
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of regional languages in northeast Nigeria preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of northeast Nigeria is strongly preferred

To apply and for more information, click here.

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